Attestation of Documents

Offering document attestation services, verifying the authenticity of documents for various purposes, in accordance with UK legal requirements and procedures for document attestation.

FAQ OF Attestation of Documents

  • What is document attestation?

    Document attestation is the process of verifying the authenticity and validity of a document. It involves obtaining certification or confirmation from a competent authority that the document is genuine, the signatures are authentic, and the contents are accurate.

  • When is document attestation required?

    Document attestation may be required for various purposes, such as legal proceedings, immigration applications, educational qualifications, employment abroad, business transactions, or obtaining certain licenses and permits.

  • What types of documents can be attested?

    Various documents can be attested, including educational certificates, birth/marriage/death certificates, passports, power of attorney documents, commercial documents, affidavits, and other legal or personal documents.

  • Who can attest documents?

    The authority or entity that can attest documents depends on the specific requirements of the country or organization involved. It can include notary publics, solicitors, embassies/consulates, government departments, or other authorized entities.

  • Can Sky Solicitors assist with document attestation?

    Yes, Sky Solicitors can provide assistance and guidance with document attestation. They can advise on the specific requirements, help prepare the necessary documents, and direct you to the appropriate authority or entity for attestation.

  • What is the process of document attestation?

    The process of document attestation typically involves submitting the original document along with photocopies, completing any required forms, paying the prescribed fees, and having the document verified and attested by the designated authority.

  • What is the difference between attestation and apostille?

    An apostille is a simplified form of attestation used for documents to be used in countries that are party to the Hague Convention. It involves obtaining a specific certificate called an apostille, which verifies the authenticity of the document.

  • Can documents attested in one country be used in another country?

    Generally, documents attested in one country may be recognized and accepted in other countries, subject to the specific requirements and regulations of each country. However, some countries may require additional authentication or legalization processes.

  • How long does document attestation take?

    The time required for document attestation can vary depending on factors such as the type of document, the issuing authority, the country involved, and the specific requirements. It is advisable to start the attestation process well in advance of any deadlines.

  • What happens if my document is not in English?

    If your document is not in English, it may need to be translated by a certified translator before attestation. Sky Solicitors can guide you on the requirements for document translation and assist you in finding a reputable translation service if needed.


The information provided in these FAQs is for general informational purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal standards or interpretations. Laws and regulations regarding leasehold enfranchisement are subject to change, and the specific circumstances of each case can impact its outcome. It is advisable to consult with a professional legal service provider like Sky Solicitors to obtain up-to-date and tailored advice based on your individual situation. Sky Solicitors can assess your case, provide accurate information, and guide you through the leasehold enfranchisement process in accordance with the most current laws and legal provisions.

Note: The FAQs provided are for informational purposes only and should not be considered as legal advice. It’s always recommended to consult with a professional legal service provider like Sky Solicitors for personalized advice related to your specific situation.